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Police impersonator gets bail extension

Published:Friday | October 10, 2014 | 10:28 PM

A man who is charged with impersonating the police and extortion is to return to court on November 10.



Fifty-six-year-old Derrick Thompson appeared in the Corporate Area Criminal Court yesterday, where his bail was extended.



The man was held in a sting operation on September 16 in the New Haven area of Kingston by a team from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency with assistance from the Duhaney Park Police.



It is reported that on September 12, a motorist was travelling along Washington Boulevard in Kingston when he was allegedly stopped by a man who identified himself as a policeman.



The accused man reportedly informed the motorist that he had committed several breaches of the Road Traffic Act.



The man then reportedly solicited $20,000 from the motorist as a bribe.



Arrangements were reportedly made by the men for the money to be paid over in Spanish Town, St Catherine later that afternoon.



MOCA was contacted and a sting operation was carried out.



The accused managed to escape the police but was arrested a few days later during a predawn operation.



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